War in Ukraine
Soldiers are to use guns that have been adapted to shoot down drones for the first time, as the Ukraine conflict changes the nature of warfare. The SmartShooter control system, Smash for short, utilises software that identifies and tracks the Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) in the air. ... The war in Ukraine has become the first drone-versus-drone conflict, with a recent assessment by the Royal United Services Institute think-tank estimating that the country is losing about 10,000 of the devices every month, including surveillance UAVs and single-use “kamikaze” drones.